London led the charge with an 11.5% boost, with growth underpinned by a 16.7% increase in food sales.
Non-London regions across the UK also experienced robust growth, with a 9.1% increase in like-for-like sales compared to the same period last year.
Richard Hartley, Chief Growth Officer at S4labour, commented: “These figures come as a much-needed boost to the UK’s hospitality sector and are ahead of inflation levels for the first time in a while. The good weather in September likely helped with this resurgence in consumer confidence for dining out. As we move into the final quarter of 2023, we should be cautiously optimistic about sustaining this upward trajectory.”